Inspiration

We did two shows so close together I didn’t even have time to mention the wonderful American Craft Exposition at the Chicago Botanical Garden…..thank you all who organized and attended the event, it was wonderful.

I did get a chance before heading off to our next two shows to attend the Metropolitan Museum of Arts Costume Institutes show,

“Heavenly Bodies”,

in two locations….at the Met as well as The Cloisters uptown.

Beautiful couture, inspired by beliefs larger than life. Ending soon.

 

Being Appreciated

As a small studio that hand makes, and has contact with every single customer, every single piece that comes out of our studio and onto their bodies, we have a personal connection with each and every one. We strive to make garments that function beautifully, last a lifetime, that warm the body and the soul. We often get great feedback, you can read some on our testimonials page, which lift us up, just as we hope you are wearing our work. This week we received a beautiful one…..Thank you Susi!

“Good evening!

Just wanted to share some feedback.

I wore my lime green coat on this crisp frosty day in n. Virginia. The mood everywhere is grey and subdued. I wore ‘your’ coat to stay warm, and cheer myself up.

The response has been startling!

I have never received so many compliments in such a short time. Best of all, they can from people who worked in various couture industries (Cartier etc). When asked I told them that we met at the PMA craft show. Most were regular visitors and will be looking out for you at the upcoming shows.

Bottom line – we all have an eye for a great product (I am an ex curator)- You have an amazing coat collection . Just confirming what I hope you already know. 👍

Thank you 🌺

Susi “

Sent from my iPhone

Fashion Inspiration/Part 2

We do tons of special sizing in our studio, and recently upgraded our mannequin collection to reflect current shapes and sizes of the female figure, as the way we push and pull our selves, and our diets and exercise regimes, change over time.

So it was interesting to see this show at FIT

The Body: Fashion and Physique

Pretty interesting……corsets for pregnant women? And their daughters? A corset that closed in the front liberated women?

Bustles? Rubber girdles? (I do remember the smell of rubber emanating from my mothers underwear drawer as a young girl!)  Marilyn’s buttocks jiggling? Gasp!

My pics of mostly the fascinating underwear!

On thru May 5th

Fashion Inspiration/Part 1

Items: Is Fashion Modern?

This show wasn’t really making me rush over to Moma for some reason, but I did

catch it a few weeks ago and found it more interesting than I thought. It’s really about

us, and the wearable things that have become staples in our lives, or have had cultural impact.        Here’s a snippet of images…….hurry up, it closes tomorrow!